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a handmade haggadah

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This haggadah was compiled from several different sources in an Blessed is theto tell a more round story of Passover: The Love and Justice effort match consumed in kindling ame. Blessed is the ame that burns Cruz secret fastnessThe Velveteen Rabbis Haggadah for haggadah, The Santa in the Haggadah, of the heart. Blessed is the heart with the strength toSourcebook, Bkol Dorsake. Pesach, The Womens Seder stop its beating for honors vaDor: A Family Blessed is the match consumedNathan Goldbergs Haggadah Shel Pesach. The seders Haggadah, and Rabbi in kindling ame. (Hannah telling I love have each guest using a different haggadah, Senesch) a different story. This haggadah pulls from different sources to tell a dynamic May the light of the candles we kindle together tonight bring radiance to all who still story and hopefully prompt a lively seder. live in darkness. May this season, Love and Justice Haggadah from which I drew heavily, Quoting the marking the deliverance of our people from Pharaoh, rouse us against anyone who keeps others in servitude. In gratitude course of the evening but questions are not only welcome during the for the freedom we enjoy, mayare strive to to tonights own liberation and the liberation of all people we vital bring about our journey. Our obligation at this seder involves everywhere. traveling from slavery to freedom, prodding ourselves from apathy to action, encouraging the transformation of silence into speech, and Lighting these candles, a space where all space of the levels of Freedom; and tradition providing we create the sacred different Festival of belief we sanctify thecan co-exist safely. Because leaving Mitzrayim- the narrow places, the coming-together of our community. places that oppress us- is a personal as well as a communal passage, your participation and thoughts are welcome and encourag!ed. I was nowhere near able to include all the beautiful poems, Lighting these candles,and create the sacred spacewhile making this. This is certainly the prayers, we stories I found of the Festival of first of many haggadot, so please our Freedom; we sanctify the coming-together of forgive spelling errors, crowded community. pages, and confusing layout. This haggadah includes both the traditional prayers and order, and some modern (interpretations 40 of $3 46-.'7 ,&' )*$+ $,-. -/0"+1(23 ,'0 +'5prayers. In particular is the consideration 4( -/'>the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, something I think is .8)9 &)0 (:;fitting +when <?discussion ;=<% freedom of Exodus. This subject is ."/ %0<(=' of 4> >0'@)4?<A47 -/' the .:;'3 most emotional, and hopefully will be considered respectfully during the Baruch atah, Adonai, eloheinu ruach use of pronouns throughout the haggadah is seder. Also, the haolam, asher kidshanu bmitzvotav vtzivanu lhadlik ner decision. Male, female, and neutral pronouns inconsistent, a conscious shel Yom Tov. all make an appearance, with no deference to any pronoun referring to Blessed are you, Adonai our God, Breath of Life, God. who sancties us withfor this seder: speak up! Shout, yell, sing, argue, drink, eat, So your commandment to kindle the holiday lights. drink three more times, and sing some more! Hag sameach, happy Passover! Ariana We begin this seder by welcoming each other, introducing ourselves by name and indicating pronoun preference.
[Woodcut by Yaron Livay]

We say the shehecheyanu blessing to commemorate reaching a special moment.

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Baruch atah, Adonai, eloheinu melech haolam, shehecheyanu vkiymanu vhigiyanu lazman hazeh. Ba-ruch ata adonai elohainu melech haolam, shehecheyanu v-keyamanu, vhigiyanu lazman hazeh. Blessed are you, Adonai, sovereign of all worlds, who has kept us alive, sustained us, Blessed are you, Ruler of the universe, who has kept us alive, and enabled us to reach this moment. sustained us, and enabled us to reach this moment.
8 The shehecheyanu prayer is used to mark special events in ones life as well as to make the arrival of festivals throught the year. We make this blessing tonight in honor of this special occasionmay there be many more to come. -Stephanie Aaron

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